Everton Ribeiro has reportedly been on Manchester United’s radar, and the 24-year old has reportedly been subject to a bid from an English side. Cruzeiro’s Director of Football, Alexandre Mattos confirmed that a bid has been received from an ‘unnamed English club’ widely thought to be Manchester United.
The player has recently said that he’d turn down the likes of Real Madrid in order to join Manchester United, and although Cruzeiro haven’t confirmed who bid €10m for Ribeiro, United look the most viable option.
“Everton Ribeiro is one of the players that arrived at Cruzeiro with a lot of potential and along with his team-mates, he managed to turn that into reality.
“He achieved individual awards, he is happy but there was no offer to convince the club’s president. An offer from England arrived yesterday and Cruzeiro turned it down immediately.
“Maybe an offer will come that will make Cruzeiro understand it would be a mistake not sell, but the important thing is knowing how to find a replacement of the same level.
“When someone leaves, we have to have to find a replacement.”
If it was United who made the bid, I hope Moyes and Woodward follow it up with a higher offer sooner rather than later. We need new faces and particularly in the midfield area, just to freshen things up as things have gone a bit stale on the pitch.
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